Six Types of Free Things To Do in Pittsburgh This Summer

Time for the annual round-up of free (or low-cost) things to do in Pittsburgh this summer.   “Movies in the Park” are a much-loved tradition in these parts. Both the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County have summertime movie offerings. The City locations and offerings can be found at this link. It is a .pdf […]

Family of 7 Year Old Trans Son Shares Their Story – Very Moving

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

  A terrific story and video from Huffington Post about a family’s embrace of their young transgender son. Watch and be uplifted.

Cathy’s Closet Fundraiser to End

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Dear friends, Thank you to everyone who so generously donated to help raise a wee bit over $1,000 to launch this project. While we only reached 20% of the goal, that’s going to help a lot of people and your kindness is much appreciated. When I was a young adult and had my first exposure […]

#MoreThanMarriage – The Blade and City Paper Take a Deeper Look at Equality

Pittsburgh Pride

I was pleased to be part of these articles exploring the “what’s next?” angle of the marriage equality decision. As you probably realize, I’m a big picture ‘what’s next?’ kind of blogger. Some might say the glass is half empty; I say let’s fill the damn glass up and stop engaging in pointless philosophizing. Michael […]

UPDATED: Why I Won’t Ask Mayor Bill Peduto To Marry Me

Sue Kerr Bill Peduto

If you were one part human, two parts something else — another animal, a plant, an inanimate object — what would the other two parts be? I’ve always felt like a mutant, in part due to being ostracized as a poor kid with big eyes and huge glasses and in part due to being an adult […]

Five Articles about Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ History You Don’t Want To Miss (re)Reading

Pittsburgh Pride

I’ve been on this kick lately of reading archived media coverage of Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ history. I set up several “Scoop.It” sites to curate the information. One is specific to the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh and the other is general LGBTQ Pittsburgh history. Scoop.It is a neat tool – you can follow my […]

It Is Difficult To Get A Man (RuPaul) To Understand Something When His Salary Depends Upon His Not Understanding It

RuPaul Transgender

Editor’s Note: Please welcome a new contributor, Jamie. She starts off her work with Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents with a post introducing herself and delving right into a frontburner issue. – Sue The quote from Upton Sinclair that: “it is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding […]

Cathy’s Closet Fundraiser Reaches 20% of Our Goal – Hurrah!

Pittsburgh Pride

Some excellent news this morning. The fundraising effort to establish and open Cathy’s Closet at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh has reached 20% of its goal – we’ve raised $1,000! To date, we’ve raised $675 on Crowdrise, a website that works through GuideStar and Network For Good to ensure credibility and transparency. […]

“Death In June” Pgh Show Will Go On – @RexTheater Responds

Death In June

As I mentioned earlier, “Death in June” is scheduled to perform at The Rex Theater on May 29. The Rex Theater is managed by Grey Area Productions. Scott Forsyth, the Booking/Production Manager of The Rex, responded to my concerns thusly: (general sic for typos) You did note that Douglas P is openly gay, and is […]

White People Invisibility, Part Two

White Racism

When was the last time you really wanted (or needed) to say something, but kept quiet? Write a post about what you should’ve said. Earlier in the week, I wrote about an experience in a local Northside business where a man used a slew of racial slurs in front of me just as casually as […]